Love Her or Lose Her

A Novel
Narrated by: Charlotte North
Series: Hot & Hammered, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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New York Times best-selling author Tessa Bailey returns with a unique, sexy romantic comedy about a young married couple whose rocky relationship needs a serious renovation....

Rosie and Dominic Vega are the perfect couple: high school sweethearts, best friends, madly in love. Well, they used to be, anyway. Now, Rosie’s lucky to get a caveman grunt from the ex-soldier every time she walks in the door. Dom is faithful and a great provider, but the man she fell in love with 10 years ago is nowhere to be found. When her girlfriends encourage Rosie to demand more out of life and pursue her dream of opening a restaurant, she decides to demand more out of love, too. Three words: marriage boot camp.

Never in a million years did Rosie believe her stoic, too-manly-to-emote husband would actually agree to relationship rehab with a weed-smoking hippie. Dom talking about feelings? Sitting on pillows? Communing with nature? Learning love languages? Nope. But to her surprise, he’s all in, and it forces her to admit her own role in their cracked foundation. As they complete one ridiculous - yet surprisingly helpful - assignment after another, their remodeled relationship gets stronger than ever. Except just as they’re getting back on track, Rosie discovers Dom has a secret...and it could demolish everything.

©2020 Tessa Bailey (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Wonderful

This one is a real journey it tugs you in every direction and reminds you of the beauty of love

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I was disappointed

I really liked Fix her up and looked forward to this book. I thought the sex scenes were so ridiculous that I fast forwarded through the last ones. I really didn’t like the Dominic character. Even at the end. When Rosie was dealing on the building he has to be the macho man and make the purchase. I hope the next book is better than this one.

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Real life marriage problems

So refreshing to read a book about real marriage problems where there wasn’t cheating or some big unforeseen catastrophe. Just two people working on their flaws and strengthening their communication.

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Intriguing and well narrated

This book was a great follow up to Fix Her Up. Right away the author got you sucked into Dominic and Rosie’s story— the well developed characters keep you invested right from the start!

The narration was excellent - Charlotte North did a great job of voicing the different characters without them sounding cheesy or fake.

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Tessa Bailey does it again!

Such a wonderful heart warming story. I couldn’t put it down. 5 stars, highly recommend.

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Amazing!!

Absolutely loved this book!! Written extremely well!! Narrated extremely well!! Highly recommend this audiobook! It was a great story!

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Wasn't a terrible romance, just wasn't memorable

I think I was excited to read this romance because as far as I know this is the few romances this author has with PoC leads. I figured hey, why not give it a try on audio. I actually think hearing the actress butcher the hero's Bronx accent, I would've been better off with just the ebook instead.

I really liked the concept of this book. About a married couple who just fell into a boring routine and just couldn't find the heart to do anything about it until the heroine filed for separation. I think my issue was just that the hero and heroine were both Latino/a, but I wasn't satisfied with the representation. The hero was Puerto Rican and kind of misogynistic and bonehead-ish. It was like he had no interest in his wife unless it was having sex with her. And the heroine was mixed race, Argentine and African-American meaning she was Afro-latina and yet, she never called herself that. She could've been just Argentine and it wouldn't have mattered. I don't see why she was both it the author wasn't going to incorporate both cultures. I don't know any mixed race black people who don't take some sort of interest in their black side, too. As an Afro-latina reader, I'm not sure why every Afro-latinx character every author chooses to write about is mixed race??? There are latinos(YES EVEN FROM ARGENTINA)that are black without being mixed race. I just don't know why people is 2020 haven't learned that yet!!!

The hero was kind of stereotypical and machismo, I just think it was a bad look for PR men and it's gonna limit my reads from this author unless they're white characters.

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Good book, well performed

Aside from the fact that the therapist in this book essentially committed malpractice and could NEVER get away with what he pulled 3x over— this was a good and entertaining book.

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I LOVE this series

I just love Tessa Bailey's books! Her stories are sweet and fun. This wasn't quiet as good as Fix Her Up, but it was still well worth a credit.

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Second chance story

What can I say, besides I absolutely loved this book. It’s a second chance romance, with all the feels.

Firstly, I have to say I absolutely love Tessa Bailey and she hasn’t disappointed me with this book. This is a story of Rosie and Dominic and they have been together since high school. After several years of just do-existing, Rosie has had enough. She wants more..... can Dom save is marriage before it’s too late.

This is the second book in the series, it can read as a stand-alone, but highly recommend reading in the order. Do your a favour and read or listen to this book now.

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  • Kim Walsh
  • 01-23-20

A lovely different take on a romance

I really enjoyed the take on making a marriage work and how to find each other again when daily life can end up misdirecting all well-intentioned decisions. The characters were very easy to identify with.